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Tbe Dramatic Cslandar. 

C~ r. ^^■■s-v. i^ofl—TnR Circa'SIan Ubtpf. opera 
1 1 Ueiirv Ron-ley Blsliop, produced at Drurj' Lana 
^ IneAire.' London. 

■t The production of Bishop's first opera, 
- Cacassian Bride," while It did not 
>;'s foreshadow the composer's future 
. yet proved an opening: f<«- hlro. In 
pUo of Us brief career. Bishop, who had 
krly showed » decided talent for music, 
tad been piaced under the tuition of Fran- 
sco Eiarchl, an opera composer settled In 
KMidon. and at fifteen had written the mu- 
le for several ballets. In 1S(V> he had been 
ppolnted composer of ballet music at the 
►pera. and being ambitious, was naturally 
nxious to show what he could do In a more 
eriousi form of comjxtsltlon. 
i-At last he succeeded In getting a three- 
ict opera accepted ot Drury Lane, and on 
he 2ad of February, 1S09. it was brought 
tat wltli a cast which Included some of the 
test actors and sinprers then In the com- 
iny. Among the ladles were tho popular 
rs. Moimtaln and Jlrs. Bland, while 
:iarles Mathews, John Braham, and Jack 
tannlster were a strong trio of players to 
carry any piece to success. It does not ap- 
pear, however, that the opera was especial- 
ly well received, and the loss of the theatre, 
the next day, with the destruction of the 
musical score, gave no chance for another 
opportunity to judge farther of the merits 
of Bishop's work. 

The next day being a Friday In Lent, 
:here was no performance at Drury Lane, 
but some careless workmen made an extra 
large Are in a email stove in the theatre and 
left It, with the result that the playhouse 
was soon a mass of flames, and was totally 
destroyed, the actors losing their wardrobes 
and the composer his score. It Is a curious 
commentary on the supposed safety of a 
fireproof theatre that, when Drury Lane 
had been opened, only a short time before, 
after an expenditure of over £125,(X)0, Miss 
Farren, In the opening address, had assured 
the public that a conflagration could never 
happen at that playhouse, as the manage- 
ment had provided water enough to drown 
all the spectators, after which the Iron cur- 
aln and other safety appliances were ex- 
hibited to confirm the actress's statements. 



To T H E Pi B L I C . 



I cannot resist the prt st Jit Opportunity «f exprf ,sing- my Gratitude for the very 
liberal reception that was gi\cn to the Music of the CIRCASSIAN B R I DE, on the single 
Night of its performance at the late Theatre Drury Lano;->^ which alone has consol(<l 
>ue for the Loss of that Emolument, which, hut for this unfortunate Accident, might have 
rewarded me for the Time and Study I had bestowed on the Composition; Nor can I 

f<.)rego the Impulse which presses me to acknowledge, in the warmest manner, the great 
Exertions and earnest Endeavours of every one of the Performers to do me the most 
ample Justice; To them, the greatest share of the Plaudits, so universally bestowed upon 
almost every piece of Music in the Opera, 5s assuredly due . 

The whole of the Music, here published is revived solely from the power of recol = 
rlection;and I flatter mysilf if not exactly according to the ORIGINAL Copy, (which 
was consum ed) it is rather improved than otherwise; I know of no Instances, hows 
= ever, of material Va riation; nor do I lament the utter impossibility I find of putting the 
Chorusses and Concerted pieces into their Original state; In private parties they are 

scl(lom ([scd . and in this case, would only have delay'd the publication, and have 
encreased the price three-fold . 

That the Music throughout bears a SERIOUS Character, is, (in private perform r 
ranee) rather a recommendation than denial : but, lest it shoidd be urged as a Fault 
in the Composition,! must olsserve, that a Composer is bound by the cast and Charac ter 
of the Author; And that he cannot with propriety produce a lively style of Music, 
where no situation is afforded him to introduce it . 

My chief Object in the composition of this Opera, was to blend, as far as my Abilit 
rties would permit, the Tastes of the PUBLIC and the PROFESSOR ; Fori have 
ever conceived tliat no substantial reason could exist ,(th (Tthe assertic)n has heenf)ftenmad^ 
tiiat the Public ear. should not be pleased with Music which gratified Men of Scieiu e . 

For myselt 1 < an only say, that far from despising the national taste it is the 

Criterion which walldecidedly direct the future exertions of . 

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Most grateful Servant , 



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Bnt \li 'tis idle ^ j C Taplair" , 

I mnst not, will nci^sigb in "tain 

Nor damp mj plpasure with a tf ar » 

Should aad Trflection 'ju me ra'h , 

I'U fanrj home mj Iieart to che.^.r , 

And think each Bird that charms mv ear , 

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Life's at best a Sea of trouble , 

He who •tems it is a dunce ; 
Deaths to me an emptjr bubble , 

Man can never die but once . 
Bring the Can Boj^s , let us fill it • 

Shall we shun the fight . Oh no ! 
Er'rj Bullet has its Billet, 

Man the Boat Boj8,Yo heare ho . 

Circassian Bride . 




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Of his Wife npon the Road « 

Throws awaj' his wedded dearj , 
And another takes his load , 



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Nor diyide in Stormr Weathpr , 

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Both io one ble3<«'d Ha^en hoiiad 
1/ira lira lira la la la,&c . 



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AVid his nu.r,as tV.eJ SiN , 



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rii> \^ite Ntar) Anne , 

Tht) she l«>v(l iier ^'(>f:d Man , 

His j^res lii.^. rs detested j^ood lark , 

And his olh' r W-le Br dj^et , 

Whs al I i n a t idget - , 

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One Mo^n iiig in B« •! , 
Tl'cv prop'd up hi- hisad , 
And pull'd off 1. IS INight C^p of "Wt^olen , 
And Thfcn,^ve i ,t day J , 
\- his ha?r blatk and g^ey , 
F' ) , Wif(-' began twitching and piili^ ,^ 

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Could aur ScTl'idl Master do , 
He y. »-ewV up hi , Eyes with a Grin ; 

Till his head w.is '^s hare 

On the f.'.i .ide of hair 

As of braiii«»it was barren within . 



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1^ I til • Ilk I an> able, 
To draw timjjj^iny fable , 
t>ne Moral, pT;i> thtgrit'^h it dearlv , 

If )oJi lead Naughty lives 
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wish - - es friend- . ly prove, Pro - - pi - -tious poWrs In you be--leiving 



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ish- - es friend- - ly prove, Pro-_pi- -tious powVs In you be- - leiving 



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wish- - es friend- -ly prove, Pro- - pi- -tious' powVs In you be- - leiving 



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Grant the re- -Ward to 



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